Move forward in your life with EMDR Therapy
Nobody likes feeling stuck in the past, but there’s hope. EMDR therapy at The Well House in Southlake, TX can help. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitizationand Reprocessing. It is a well-researched, quick, and highly effective form of psychotherapy. According to the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
How EMDR Therapy in Texas works
The goal of EMDR is to help you find your “stuck point.” This is the memory that’s preventing you from finding meaningful healing from the past. We do this by using specific eye movements, tappers, and auditory stimulation. Stuck points are often found in memory, feeling, or a troublesome thought. These stuck points may make you feel uncomfortable, scared, or upset. When stimulated through EMDR, the left and right sides of the brain connect and work together. This unlocks the memories you’ve been trying to repress and allows for true healing to begin. Specific EMDR protocols allow your brain to heal without interference from your thinking mind. This is what makes EMDR more effective than traditional talk therapy alone. Although you will still remember your past, you will be less triggered by the emotions it brings up.
Who does EMDR Therapy help?
EMDR therapy is extremely well researched and has been proven to be very successful in treating a variety of mental health concerns. It can help all ages uncover the things that are truly troubling them so they can begin their path to finding lasting relief. EMDR is suitable for all ages from children to adults.
EMDR Therapy is successful in treating:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Postpartum anxiety and depression
- Athletic and performance performance
- Chronic pain
- Grief and loss
- Negative beliefs about yourself and self-esteem issues
- Anger or hostility
Why should I begin EMDR Therapy with The Well House?
We know it can be frightening to begin a new form of therapy, especially when it involves discussing your past. Oftentimes when we think of therapy, we imagine re-telling our past experiences with a counselor, but EMDR is different. With the EMDR protocols, you are not asked to tell and re-tell different memories from the past. In fact, you will spend some time identifying the most important past memory or feeling; but after that, the EMDR protocols work best when you stop interpreting the past and start noticing what comes up. In other words, in an EMDR session, you will only need to notice the thoughts, feelings, and memories that come up. Your EMDR trained counselor understands that sometimes when memory is traumatic it is very difficult and painful to remember the details. Without EMDR and traditional therapy, you may try to avoid thinking about the past, but this does not help you move forward. This will only perpetuate the cycle and leave you feeling stuck in your emotions. The therapists at The Well House in Southlake, TX are trained to teach you many different tools and strategies that will help you contain and handle any negative emotions that come up in an EMDR session or at home. Your EDMR counselor will not begin EMDR with you until you are both confident in your abilities to handle any emotions that may come up.
A common misconception about EMDR Therapy
EMDR is not hypnosis, nor will you be forced to relive your past. During an EMDR therapy session, you are fully aware and in control. In EMDR therapy, your counselor will help you get into a more relaxed and grounded state of mind. You will be guided to move beyond the analytical mind. It is in this state that your brain is able to rewire and reprocess the targeted memories. You are your counselor will also discuss your goals regarding reprocessing the memory. In fact, you will only heal to the extent that feels safe to you. Your counselor is unable to move you beyond your own comfort levels. You can begin EMDR knowing that you are fully in control of the process and level of healing.
You may be worried that this treatment method will be too costly. In reality, it saves you money. EMDR therapy allows you to access your stuck points so you make progress in therapy faster. Ultimately, this saves you money in the long run since it would take you much longer to make this type of progress in traditional talk-therapy alone.
EMDR can help you find freedom from the past and help you embrace the present
At The Well House, we will truly listen to you and to your concerns. Counseling provides an intentional pause to your day. During this time, you can process and tend to your larger goals in a safe, neutral, and loving setting. The counselors at The Well House have a very personable approach to counseling andto EMDR. Counseling sessions will often feel like you are talking with a friend who happens to be quite skilled at EMDR. This gives you the freedom and space to find healing and discover your purpose.
Ultimately, our goal is to help give you back control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. This autonomy will give you the confidence to approach your life with confidence, self-awareness, peace, and purpose.
Begin EMDR Therapy in Southlake, TX
You don’t have to live with the trauma you’ve been experiencing. We know this can feel overwhelming, and counseling can help you move forward and move beyond the thoughts and feelings that have been holding you back. Our Southlake, Texas counseling group has caring therapists who specialize in EMDR Therapy in Southlake, TX. To begin your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Text, call, or email The Well House
- Meet with one of our skilled therapists
- Start the journey to complete healing!
Other Mental Health Services at The Well House
EDMR Therapy in Texas isn’t the only service we offer in our South Lake, TX counseling group. Other services include therapy for moms, parent coaching, EMDR for peak performance, therapy for teens, postpartum support for moms, academic coaching, career coaching for young adults, marriage counseling and couples therapy, young adult therapy, and for LPC Interns and Associates looking to complete their licensure requirements we offer clinical supervision in Texas. All of our services are offered via online therapy in Texas and we have limited in-person options. Begin Therapy at The Well House soon!